A. I was so impressed with a concept that embraces what can happen when entrepreneurial opportunities collide with creativity. With all the leadership and interactive tools available to students, this innovative space is a gift that encourages bright futures.
A. With a background in fashion and culture along with my extensive experience in media, start-up culture and entrepreneurial ventures, I can help encourage students to mesh both innovative and renegade thinking with how to execute and activate. The process is vital and I’m all about it!
A. It’s a tie. Getting recognized by my peers (and so many people that I look up to) for the Leadership Nashville class of 2017 and also picking myself up back in April when I was laid off by the USA Today Network/Tennessean newsroom and starting my new business, Roar Nashville which is already thriving 5 months in!
Q. What has surprised you most about your job?
A. Relationships are everything. I have started several projects and businesses from the ground up and while it certainly helps to have a vision and the tools to make it happen, you need to have strong relationships at the foundation to help you execute and be embraced by the community and industry itself.
A. Yep. Every mistake, disappointment and road traveled led me to exactly where I am now. And while, I have had many successes, I’ve also failed along the way and will continue to if I keep pushing through boundaries.
A. Work ethic. Can’t stop. Won’t stop. Einstein said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
A.Fashion designer/sports broadcaster/attorney and what’s weird is that my journey has included nods to each of those professions along the way. Life has a funny way of working out that way!